By Michael Barone | 02/07/14 02:28 PM
Speaker John Boehner yesterday seemed to put the kibosh on major immigration legislation this year. Here's what he said at his press conference. “The reason I’ve said that we need a step-by-step, common-sense approach to this is so we can build trust with the American people that we’re...
By Linda Chavez | 02/07/14 12:58 PM
Like Hamlet pacing the stage in angst-ridden doubt, House Speaker John Boehner this week delivered the message that immigration reform is dead for 2014.
By Paul Bedard | 02/06/14 06:18 PM
Republican leaders eyeing immigration reform have been shaken by new polling that shows a majority of their supporters oppose immigration reform, the Dream Act and citizenship. “The leadership should run from this one,” said a key House leadership advisor. According to a new YouGov poll,...
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/06/14 05:18 PM
House Republican leaders are facing a wave of opposition from their rank and file on a plan to move ahead with immigration reform, prompted in part by lack of trust in the Obama administration, threatening chances of legislation passing in 2014.
By Lisa Ruhl | 02/06/14 03:18 PM
Speaker of the House John Boehner isn't confident that an immigration reform measure will pass this year. But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says there's no more time for excuses.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/06/14 03:14 PM
A week after outlining immigration reform standards and principles to GOP lawmakers, Boehner, R-Ohio, suggested it may be too difficult for the House to pass legislation in part because Obama has stepped up his use of executive action as a way to skirt the gridlock in Congress.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/06/14 01:17 PM
Distrust of President Obama's willingness to enforce border security provisions is no reason not to pass an immigration bill with a path to citizenship for the estimated 11.5 million illegal immigrants in the United States, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters.
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/06/14 01:00 PM
The White House on Thursday said it remained “optimistic” about the prospects for immigration reform after Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he was skeptical legislation could pass the House this year because Republicans did not trust President Obama. “We remain optimistic about the...
By Steve Chapman | 02/05/14 05:12 PM
In 2012, the Republican Party stood for the ancient biblical proposition that the sins of the father should be visited upon the son. Mitt Romney captured its presidential nomination while vowing to veto the Dream Act, which would allow immigrants brought here illegally as children to gain...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/05/14 03:25 PM
Will House Republican leaders bring up immigration reform after their primary season is over? Conservatives aggressively oppose the idea.
By Paul Bedard | 02/05/14 01:17 PM
Several influential conservative Republicans on Wednesday put House Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders on notice that immigration reform legislation is dead because they don't trust President Obama to honestly implement any new legislation they might pass. “Until we have that trust,...
By David M. Drucker | 02/04/14 08:50 AM
Sen. Marco Rubio cast doubt on the prospects for immigration reform passing Congress this year, despite a renewed effort by House Republicans to address the issue.
By Cal Thomas | 02/03/14 06:40 PM
At a time when Republicans have Democrats playing defense on Obamacare, jobs and the economy, the GOP is inexplicably ceding political ground to the Democrats on an issue that can only provide more votes for that party and possibly lead to a permanent Democratic majority. Meeting in Cambridge,...
By Thomas Sowell | 02/03/14 05:14 PM
Some supporters of President Obama may be worried about how he and the Democrats are going to fare politically, as the problems of Obamacare continue to escalate, and it looks like the Republicans have a chance to win a majority in the Senate.
By Paul Bedard | 02/03/14 10:47 AM
A majority of Republicans oppose the party leadership's efforts to reform immigration, with 62 percent dead set against giving illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship, according to a new poll. Although the nation overall leans in favor of immigration reform, the Republicans polled by YouGov.com...
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